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U.S.: New Slate of Cannabis Lifestyle Programming Announced

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Studio Releases Three New Original Web Series Including “Get LOUD” Starring Adult Swim’s Black Jesus Star Gerald “Slink” Johnson

PRØHBTD, the cannabis-lifestyle destination and branded content studio, on Tuesday announced their 2016 slate of programming with three new shows and five more in development.

"Get LOUD!" is the first show starring Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Black Jesus/Adult Swim), and all shows are distributed online through the PRØHBTD website and on roku, appleTV, amazon fire and FilmOn, with additional OTT distribution coming soon.

The PRØHBTD destination site features original programming, storytelling and hand-selected products for modern cannabis enthusiasts. “We have a young progressive audience who embrace the trends across every aspect of modern cannabis culture from fashion to music,” said co-founder Drake Sutton-Shearer. “They have been asking us for specific types of programming so we’re responding to their requests by delivering content not previously seen anywhere else.”

PRØHBTD’s shows currently scheduled for release, include:

“Get LOUD!” is an entertainment-travel show starring Gerald “Slink” Johnson of Adult Swim/Black Jesus fame. Hang out with Slink as he travels around the world in the search of the loudest people, place, things and activities—not to mention the cannabis.

U.S.: New Stoner Web Series "Cinedopes" Re-Launches Tuesday

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Attention Comedy Fans! "Cindeopes" is an irreverent comedy that follows the hilarious struggles of Tim, a dime bag weed dealer/failed filmmaker who inherits a movie theater run by an eclectic mix of morons and deviants, and it re-launches on Tuesday, July 14.

Tim, played by "Cinedopes" creator/writer Brian Drolet (MTVs Disaster Date and The Hills), partners with his life-long buddy and neurotic, aspiring lawyer, Blake, played by Writer/Co-Executive Producer Ben Gleib (GSNs Idiotest, The Book of Life, Chelsea Lately).

Tim and Blake decide to get with the times and leave the illegal weed business behind by converting their new indie theater into the world’s first cinema/marijuana dispensary.

"Cinedopes is a cannabis and movie lover’s dream come true; it’s the first time audiences can toke up, hit the concessions stand and thoroughly enjoy their cinematic experience," according to a press release from Stoned Girls. "Packed with movie references, quotes and parodies, any fan of film will enjoy this series.

Global: Original Series 'Four Twentysomethings' Premieres Monday, April 20

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They toke. They smoke. They joke. They’re “Four Twentysomethings.” Hardworking slackers Robert Kaval, Steven Hugh Nelson, and Steve Scapardine premiere their original series on YouTube on Monday, April 20 at 4:20 a.m. CT. "Please, don’t call it a web series," the ask. "It sounds more professional this way."

Combining the wit and idiocy of all three creators, “Four Twentysomethings” follows four friends in their twenties who work at a marijuana dispensary, which means the title is also the logline. Like “Clerks,” but with weed, the characters talk, complain, and pretty much do anything but actually work.

Sometimes, they put up with the antics of Skater Dave, their stoner friend, or Sonny, the official "Owner and Stoner." Always, they put up with an empty store because the creators couldn’t afford to pay extras.

“This is honestly one of the greatest shows I’ve ever watched, and certainly the best I’ve ever created,” said one of the Steves. “This is also the only show I’ve ever created. Or watched.”

Faint, untrustworthy praise could also be found elsewhere.“Yeah, I guess it’s alright, but I wish he would’ve gone to law school,” said Sheila, the other Steve’s mother. A stranger who walked past me in the coffeehouse said, “What? You want a quote for what?”

Global: 3 New Episodes of Weed-Centered Web Series 'High Maintenance' Released

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Vimeo on Thursday released three new episodes of the heralded cannabis-centered web series "High Maintenance."

Created by married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the series successfully launched Vimeo on Demand’s first foray into original programming.

"High Maintenance" centers around a cannabis dealer known simply as "The Guy" (Sinclair) who slips in and out of the lives of his clients – an eclectic array of Brooklynites, from the likes of a harried personal assistant buying weed for her boss to a misunderstood asexual magician.

The series has received a bevy of acclaim from prestigious outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, and Slate (among others).

In this new batch of episodes, "The Guy" delivers to a new set of clients, all who have vastly different motivations – or lack there of – for smoking weed. We also get a glimpse into “The Guy’s” personal life.

The new episodes are available globally and have subtitles translated to German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and Japanese, enabling High Maintenance to reach a wider audience than ever before.

Pricing for the series on Vimeo on Demand remains the same as the previous cycle of three episodes: to rent episodes individually, the cost is $1.99 or EUR 2.49. To buy all episodes the cost is $7.99 or EUR 6.49.

The 13 episodes from Season One are available for free at HighMaintenance.tv.

U.S.: New Episodes Of Weed-Centered 'High Maintenance' Web Series Announced

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Vimeo has announced that a new cycle of three episodes of the heralded web series "High Maintenance" will premiere exclusively on Vimeo on Demand February 5 – the second half of the series’ second season. Created by married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the series successfully launched Vimeo On Demand’s first foray into original programming.

"High Maintenance" has received a bevy of acclaim from prestigious outlets like The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, and Slate, among others.

The new episodes are available globally and have subtitles translated to German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and Japanese, enabling "High Maintenance’s" audience to have an incredibly wide breadth.

"High Maintenance" centers around a cannabis dealer known simply as "The Guy" (Sinclair) who slips in and out of the lives of his clients – an eclectic array of Brooklynites, from the likes of a harried personal assistant buying weed for her boss to a misunderstood asexual magician.

In this new batch of episodes, "The Guy" is poised to deliver to a new set of clients, all who have vastly different motivations – or lack there of – for smoking weed.

Pricing for the series on Vimeo on Demand remains the same as the previous cycle of three episodes: to rent episodes individually, the cost is $1.99 or EUR 2.49. To buy all episodes the cost is $7.99 or EUR 6.49.

U.S.: 'High Maintenance' Marijuana-Centered Series To Premiere New Episodes Feb. 5

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Vimeo has announced that a new cycle of three episodes of the heralded web series "High Maintenance" will premiere exclusively on Vimeo on Demand on February 5 – the second half of the series’ second season.

Created by married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the series successfully launched Vimeo On Demand’s first foray into original programming. "High Maintenance" has received a bevy of acclaim from prestigious outlets like The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, and Slate, among others.

The new episodes are available globally and have subtitles translated to German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and Japanese, enabling the show's audience to have an incredibly wide breadth.

"High Maintenance" centers around a cannabis dealer known simply as "The Guy" (Sinclair) who slips in and out of the lives of his clients – an eclectic array of Brooklynites, from the likes of a harried personal assistant buying weed for her boss to a misunderstood asexual magician.

In this new batch of episodes, "The Guy" is poised to deliver to a new set of clients, all who have vastly different motivations – or lack there of – for smoking weed.

Pricing for the series on Vimeo on Demand remains the same as the previous cycle of three episodes: to rent episodes individually, the cost is $1.99 or EUR 2.49. To buy all episodes the cost is $7.99 or EUR 6.49.

The 13 episodes from Season 1 are available for free at HighMaintenance.tv.

U.S.: 'High Maintenance' Web Series Features Nameless Cannabis Dealer

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Catch up on the celebrated web series High Maintenance before new episodes premiere on November 11 on HighMaintenance.tv

The web series High Maintenance, which follows a nameless cannabis dealer as he delivers his product to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city they live in, marks Vimeo’s first foray into original programming with the six episodes launching exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. Emmy Award-winning casting director Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock), actor and editor Ben Sinclair (Delocated, 30 Rock, The Big C, and the forthcoming film, The Nest) and manager Russell Gregory at Regarding Entertainment first debuted High Maintenance on Vimeo in late 2012.

"High Maintenance" is collaboration in every sense of the word; Blichfeld and Sinclair write, direct, and edit every episoden together. Taking the new medium of the “web series” to different heights, the two make every episode as long as it needs to be, rather than having any particular set program length, with Vimeo providing them with the freedom to both experiment and perfect their special brand of short-form storytelling.

Critic Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker has called "High Maintenance" "A shoebox that opens into Narnia [...] Meditative, dreamy invasions into the lives of creative-class New Yorkers, with smart dialogue, seams of compassion, and an O. Henry air of surprise.”

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